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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Okay. Any excuse to trash the President of the United States, I suppose. Even if it means denigrating the service of a distinguished soldier.
    No, a reason to question his judgement. Since he's already proven to have extremely questionable judgement, it's well within the bounds to question whether this appointment is any good.
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    Most of the questions are, why appoint a retired General, when there are so many qualified, and active. Conclusion, it's political.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I would have to look into it further but I am pretty sure the 2nd Cav saw combat in the first Gulf War. Wiki used the word "fought" but it may be that he didn't although it is pretty rude to say someone didn't fight in a war in which he was deployed.
    You only suddenly like him because he's just as big of a yes man to Obama as you are fanboy.

    The same things you sneered about where Generals were concerned when Bush was President are now qualities to be admired.

    Way to go fanboy.
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    How much "Combat experience" do you guys think anyone above company command actually sees? He's reasonably well-qualified on that, and the CENTCOM J3 experience is pretty relevant.

    The part I have a problem with is the same thing that made the military sources choke: You only bring back a retired guy because you don't have anyone on the active list able to fill the role, which in a time where we are talking about casing the colors of almost 1/3 of the active component combat brigades, is just fucking impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Okay. Any excuse to trash the President of the United States, I suppose. Even if it means denigrating the service of a distinguished soldier.
    See below.
    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post
    How much "Combat experience" do you guys think anyone above company command actually sees? He's reasonably well-qualified on that, and the CENTCOM J3 experience is pretty relevant.

    The part I have a problem with is the same thing that made the military sources choke: You only bring back a retired guy because you don't have anyone on the active list able to fill the role, which in a time where we are talking about casing the colors of almost 1/3 of the active component combat brigades, is just fucking impossible.
    Agreed. It's a slap in the face to all of the other four-stars who would have been extremely effective in command of NATO. This is especially obvious after Obama's firing of GEN McChrystal over comments made by his staffers in a spurious leftist music rag. The message to the chain of command is that politics trumps all else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DumbAss Tanker View Post

    The part I have a problem with is the same thing that made the military sources choke: You only bring back a retired guy because you don't have anyone on the active list able to fill the role, which in a time where we are talking about casing the colors of almost 1/3 of the active component combat brigades, is just fucking impossible.
    HOOAH!
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